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Kunstraum Live

F U T U R E R I T U A L
Thursday 26 and Saturday 28 September 2019

Rebecca Lennon
Eating the wallpaper collapses the sharp lines
Friday 4 October 2019, 7pm  

Demiverse
Friday 13 September 2019, 7pm

William Joys: A One Man Show
6 & 7 Sept 2019, 7pm

FILM SCREENING:
Annie Sprinkle's Herstory of Porn
Saturday 25 May 2019, 7–9pm

BEUVERIE EN COMMUN
Wednesday 22 May, 7pm

PERFORMANCE:
Deniz Ünal: Characters of Control
Saturday 6 April, 7pm

FILM SCREENING:
You Are Good
Saturday 16 March 2019, 7–9pm

BOOK LAUNCH AND SCREENING:
Allusion to a body no longer present
Thursday 7 March 2019, 7–9pm

IN PLATO'S ANUS | GIORGIO SADOTTI
Thursday 28 February 2019, 6–9pm

Rainer Ganahl
Comme des Marxists
8 Dec 2018

Life/Forms 2.0: 'Königin der Nacht’
a performance by Johannes Büttner and Bastian Hagedorn
2 September 2018

Tyler Eash and Sara Rodrigues
Allusion to a body no longer present
2 June 2018

Mary Hurrell
2 (Aerial) – Performance
24 March 2018, 7pm

Charismatic Megafauna
in fragments from the shattered toe 4 November 2017

Performances For Pets
Krõõt Juurak & Alex Bailey
in fragments from the shattered toe
Talk for humans - Saturday 21 October 2017, 5pm
Performances for dogs - Sunday 22 October 2017

Maria Metsalu
in fragments from the shattered toe
25 November 2017

Kunstraum
FIVE YEARS PARTY
Saturday 7 October 2017

Jeremiah Day
THE CHAIR REMAINS EMPTY / BUT THE PLACE IS SET
31 May 2017

Johnston Sheard & Nils Alix-Tabeling
How Can You Love Me Knowing That I Could Never Love You? (Part One)
17 June 2017

Beth Collar & Hannah Still
Brainstem Thinking
10 June 2017

Performing Objects
Isabelle Cornaro, Benedict Drew, Anna Franceschini, Iain Hamilton Grant, Rebecca Lennon, Maria Walsh and Zoe Williams
3 June – 4 June 2017

Fiona James
GUTLESS SPEECH (and other impossible thoughts)
11 August 2016

Fay Nicolson
OVER AND OVER PURE FORM
5 August 2016

Morphologies live programme
13 September, 20 September, 27 September, 4 October 2014
Alex Cecchetti, Lucy Clout, Fiona James, Sabel Gavaldon, Gudrun Hasle, Frances Loeffler, Henning Lundkvist, Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Lorena Muñoz-Alonso, Gro Sarauw, Vladimir Tomić, Werker Magazine
Curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst

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Rebecca Lennon
Eating the wallpaper collapses the sharp lines
Friday 4 October 2019, 7pm  


Eating the wallpaper collapses the sharp lines.

Liquid trickles down the face. A wild fox and a domestic dog scream together. You’re thirsty. The thirst of the vampire is similar to depression. The thirsty have no energy, cannot wake with the light and feel a sense of lack.

but liquid cannot pay what’s due. liquid cannot pay what’s due

The fear of contamination via liquid runs strong here. An eel with toxic shock from the brine pool at the bottom of the sea is knotting itself into a figure 8. Infected liquid is oozing out of my eczema holes. I can’t go bare foot near swimming pools or wet floors in case I step on a floating plaster or some other foreign body. I’ve got too much histamine.

There’s a practice of removing tiles from the roofs of terrace housing, so that the rain can come in, causing the house to rot from the inside out, and forcing dereliction.

Last year, Knotweed spread its roots under my house, splitting the pipes from the inside out and forcing liquid body out of the drains and down the street. The neighbours stood in their driveways watching it flow past them, while I swept it into plastic bags using a dustpan and brush.

I used to eat the wallpaper. Particularly that wallpaper that had an unpleasant chalky texture and so many years of paint that it cut the roof of my mouth and stuck in my teeth until it bled. Nothing could get in past this. Eating the wallpaper collapses the sharp lines.

Pushing the voice to breaking point collapses the sharp lines.

In therapy, when the voice breaks, something else can come through the holes. Something liquid. Like infected eczema or sparrows singing the sound of a saw. A speaking cure. The animal plays its no voice liquid out on loop like a fountain. An eel knots. People are wearing spikes resembling anti-homeless architecture on their trainers. I was always ashamed of my house as a child, I didn’t want anyone to come over for tea.

Eating the wallpaper collapses the sharp lines. A wild fox and a domestic dog scream together. Liquid cannot pay whats due

A surround sound poly-vocal composition and performance.

Featuring Carl Gent and Stella Kajombo

Image: Rebecca Lennon, WORDS ARE ANGULAR SHARP, TENANT (HD video, 3 mins 43 seconds) at Matts Gallery, Bermondsey, 2018. Photo by Jonathan Bassett